In this class, you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3-D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. Also, you'll learn concepts and features of Grasshopper at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led hands-on environment. The advantages of using Grasshopper in preliminary design and concept development come to life since the students may be able to create their models on a 3D printer and a laser machine if times allows.
If you are not able to attend the 4-day Rhino D+O+F workshop, choose between these two options:
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Posted on 20 August 2019 | 6:58 am
|Background image in Rhino with overlaid CAD data, showing the difference between the original and adjusted photos.|
Photogrammetry generates the 3D coordinates of selected points, usually applied targets. Export the points to Rhino and then work with the points in Rhino.
You can integrate photogrammetry into your Rhino workflow using PhotoModeler. Import solved camera positions, rotations, and undistorted image backgrounds directly in the Rhino's native .3DM format.
- Comprehensive Rhino 3DM export with geometry (2D and 3D points, lines, surfaces, textures, and NURBS, layers & materials), camera position and orientation data, and two styles of image background.
- Transfer complete 3D models with NURBS, surfaces, textures, etc.
- Work with the same layers and materials in both programs.
- Transfer accurate scale and coordinate systems for accurate dimensioning.
- Transfer project notes to Rhino notes.
- Set up orthographic image backgrounds in Rhino.
- Work with 2D patterns and templates for camera-based digitization.
- Transfer an accurate camera view for each original project photo.
Posted on 15 August 2019 | 11:27 am
Optimus is a new metaheuristic optimization plug-in for Grasshopper. The first version implements the Self-Adaptive Differential Evolution with Ensemble of Mutation Strategies (jEDE). While the self-adaptive approach updates crossover and mutation rates, the ensemble of mutation strategies uses three operators to find the optimal result. The main purpose is to support the Performative Computational Architecture framework during the design decisions in the conceptual phase.
The plug-in is experimented using standard test problems, some of the test problems proposed in IEEE CEC 2005, and one design optimization problem (all these can be found below). Results show that Optimus (jEDE) outperformed some of the single-objective optimization algorithms available in Food4Rhino by finding much better solutions for 20 out of 21 problems. The target audience of the tool is frequent users of parametric design modeling, e.g., architects, engineers, and designers.
The background of the algorithm and the results can be found here.
Posted on 15 August 2019 | 2:30 am
The Pufferfish plugin is a set of 280 components which focuses on Tweens, Blends, Morphs, Averages, Transformations, & Interpolations - essentially shape-changing.
That said, it provides tweening tools for almost all geometry primitives in Grasshopper, and its real power is when those operations are executed on more complex primitives such as meshes and surfaces.
On top of the traditional categories of geometry, Pufferfish offers extended support for twisted boxes. Like any other primitive, they can be used for tweening operations. The good news is that all components are now supported without restrictions by ShapeDiver.
See the example model uploaded to ShapeDiver, which uses the "Twisted Box Loft" component to create the array of boxes and the "Morph to Twisted Box" component to morph different types of tileable elements to array on the following article.
Posted on 13 August 2019 | 2:01 am
September 2-4, 2019
The University of Liverpool
School of Engineering
Brownlow Hill, L69 3BX
Join the Simply Rhino Summer School for a free Rhino and Grasshopper training to educators from schools, colleges, and universities.
This course is suitable for anyone new to Rhino or those who want a thorough refresher on the basics. It's being delivered by Certified Trainers from McNeel and Simply Rhino. The course includes an introduction to Grasshopper.
Posted on 8 August 2019 | 5:29 am
Limited Liability Company VOPLOSHENIE, Authorized Rhino Trainer and Reseller, has organized a series of online training classes in Russian during the next months.
Posted on 7 August 2019 | 1:45 am
Posted on 6 August 2019 | 4:58 pm
The software is still under development and is currently available for testing purposes.
Posted on 6 August 2019 | 1:24 am
|Photographer: Greg Mooney|
Rhino contributed to the renovation of Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, a project combining steam bending with laser technology.
To achieve the sinuous design and installation, Trahan Architects borrowed the form-making ideas of celebrated furniture and design artist Matthias Pliessnig.
How do you scale an artist’s handcrafted quality to outfit a 650-seat theater? Pliessnig and Trahan’s team used steam to soften hundreds of reclaimed white oak slats, and then bend them into place around the theater to create a serpentine surface along the theater's balcony railing and side terraces. The custom-shaped and -positioned slats provide outstanding acoustics inside the theater. And steam bending the wood was more efficient than milling it on a lathe.
The curvy, undulating aesthetic required laser scanning and projection. The laser projection allowed the assembly team to take the fabricated oak panels and place them without relying on measuring tape and plumb lines. The projector projects placement points on the theatre wall.
Watch the process in the Faro video Alliance Theater, Atlanta, Georgia.
More photos and details are also in Architect Magazine's article.
Posted on 5 August 2019 | 4:00 pm
the winners of its 12th annual design competition. Each year, the IDA competition receives thousands of designs submitted by companies and designers from over 90 countries, all competing for the top prizes in this prestigious award. These awards recognize, celebrate, and promote legendary design visionaries, uncovering emerging talent in design.
SchultzeWORKS designstudio's Gridopolis Games received Gold honors in two toy design categories: Educational Toy and Board Game.
SchultzeWORKS designstudio is using Rhino extensively for its innovative startup company, Gridopolis Games.
Gridopolis Games is a game-design laboratory founded by Dave Schultze to break the mold of traditional board games by challenging gamers to think creatively and strategically in three dimensions.
Gridopolis Games is now on Kickstarter!
Posted on 5 August 2019 | 2:52 pm
BIMscript® is designed to streamline and speed up the process of BIM content creation. This delivers both an open and freely accessible scripting language as well as a BIM object authoring solution.
Below is an interesting set of articles by BIMscript Developer team:
Why BIMscript? What is it?
From a single digital content model, BIMscript simultaneously creates digital building product content to be used in many of the most popular building modeling software systems. Learn how to become an Accredited BIMscript Content Developer (ABCD). Bring us your questions.
Manufacturer Specific Content, Why Does it Matter?
Digital content is far more than a simple visual representation. Learn how BIMscript addresses the powerful features of the BIMobject Cloud platform in delivering digital content that serves the full building lifecycle.
BIMscript is the modern solution for content developers to create multi-format parametric BIM objects at scale. Join us to see how it works along with the BIMobject® Cloud, which supports on-the-fly browser-based configuration of parametric products before you download for insertion into your projects.
Is BIM Another Word for Software?
Is BIM Another Word for Software ? Or vice-versa for that matter. Well it seems the more people ask, the more creative the definition becomes. Allow us to set the record straight and clarify the confusion once and for all.
NURBS and Polygon Mesh - Why Both Models Are Needed
Both NURBS and meshes are capable of producing high-quality, three-dimensional models, but the difference is in the details. Non-Uniform Rational Basis Spline (NURBS) represent curves and surfaces, whereas a polygon mesh usually consists of triangles, quadrilaterals or other simple convex polygons. Clear as mud, right? Join us to see how both can work together with BIMscript to generate intelligent BIM objects.
Posted on 5 August 2019 | 1:03 am
Join the ArchiCAD-Grasshopper Summer Camp and learn how to connect an early-stage design with Building Information Modeling.
Learn Rhino and Grasshopper through simple exercises and all the technical steps to make these two software work together.
At the end of the course, you’ll be able to understand, edit, and develop your first usable definitions. Optimize your daily work in a fun summer environment!
Posted on 2 August 2019 | 3:38 am
Spaces for Rhino(R) (formerly LaunchPad for Rhino) enables CAD designers and engineers to safely share CAD models with others directly from Rhinoceros. Collaborators navigate to a URL in their browser to view and interact with a live stream of the CAD model.
How does it work? A plug-in installed into your Rhino 6 captures the view of the 3D model and streams it into a browser (Enter "cast" into the command line to start Spaces for Rhino). Sharing your model requires a PureWeb Spaces account. You can invite other users via a URL to your permanent meeting space (part of your PureWeb Spaces account) to view the model and interact with it. Communicate via built-in audio conferencing by clicking the microphone button (available in the browser and Spaces for Rhino plug-in dialog).
The advantage of Spaces for Rhino is that you can stream your models instantly without the need to share the source files or the use of cloud storage solutions. You can share from an environment you are comfortable with and can make ad hoc changes to the model that will be immediately reflected for all collaborators viewing in the browser.
Posted on 31 July 2019 | 11:39 pm
6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Date: Saturday, August 10th, 2019
Time: 9 AM to 5 PM (EDT)
Posted on 31 July 2019 | 7:50 am
Docofossor is a collection of landscape modeling components in 2.5D with distance functions.
Docofossor is used as a component library for Grasshopper. It is developed to model cut and fill operations by a robotic excavator in landscape architectural design. It allows a continues transformation of the topography by point, path, area, or surface on a digital terrain model (DTM).
Written in Python and free to use (MIT License).
Posted on 31 July 2019 | 12:51 am
- Fixed "stCreate" command when loading vertical sections from a file.
- Fixed "HatchPattern" option in "stCreate" command. It used to be omitted in some cases (when no hatch patterns were loaded in the document).
- Changed the "Dir" option names in "stCreate" command to use Horizontal, Vertical and Custom (instead of X-Axis, Y-Axis and Pick).
- Updated the manual and made the example model available to download.
- Other minor bug fixes.
Posted on 30 July 2019 | 9:30 am
DesignConnected.com is the developer of Connecter, the popular free digital asset manager.
"We are looking for an experienced Rhino Plugin Developer for a long term collaboration. The goal is to build, support and further improve integration between Connecter and Rhino, similar to the ones we already offer for 3DS Max and Cinema 4D. That’s a feature that has been heavily requested by the community."
Posted on 30 July 2019 | 3:35 am
Sparrow delivers a productivity boost by enhancing middle mouse button functionality and making 3D views manipulation more intuitive. It works as a standalone or inside other commands.
Main enhancement modes:
[ MMB Click]: Instantly focus the view on the specific area of any object under the cursor
[ MMB Hold]: Intuitive view manipulation based on point under the cursor (pivot)
[ Key Combos + MMB Click]: Customizable macro or Sparrow-specific function assignments for quick access with Ctrl, Alt, Shift and other key combinations
Posted on 30 July 2019 | 2:49 am
Posted on 29 July 2019 | 4:14 am
A Swiss collector ordered a bench, and Belgian designer, Peter Donders, imagined Wind.
A 220cm long and 100cm wide, Wind is made entirely of birch wood. It is composed of 1265 sections over 85 layers which were combined into 220 numbered pieces before being assembled by hand.
From conception to completion in just 500 hours, this is the most ambitious of Peter's projects.
Posted on 29 July 2019 | 4:08 am
Posted on 24 July 2019 | 4:45 pm
In this new video course from ThinkParametric, you'll learn the basics of Ladybug Tools, a suite of varied plug-ins and tools designed for architects and engineers to make environmentally conscious design decisions.|
The skills taught in this course will allow you to gain awareness of climate conditions of your project early on in the design process to identify areas of opportunity and vulnerabilities to create more performative designs right from the start.
Posted on 24 July 2019 | 2:39 pm
Seats are limited. Sign up today!
This workshop will introduce you to Grasshopper and take you to an intermediate level. It will provide you with a functional understanding of Grasshopper and parametric design. The workshop will cover:
- Understanding the interface
- Modeling geometry
- Data structures
- The logic of using trees
A detailed class outline is available here.
Basic working knowledge of Rhino 5 or 6 is required.
Our Seattle classroom is outfitted with computers for each attendee to use during the training; laptops are not necessary.
Posted on 24 July 2019 | 2:04 pm
Inside/Outside is a two-day technical symposium that brings together two lenses for leveraging professional desktop 3D printing for professionals.
Each day includes a keynote talk from an emerging technology expert, industry and faculty presentations, and interactive workshops on scanning, print preparation, and applied case studies.
NYU Tandon MakerSpace
6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Posted on 24 July 2019 | 9:10 am
Date: August 8-17, 2019
Location: Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Peru
Limited spaces! The deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.
For professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and design.
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Posted on 24 July 2019 | 7:09 am